Mild Stenosis Linked to Death in Diabetes

December 2, 2014 5:02 AM

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CHICAGO -- Even modest coronary plaque causing no symptoms has a long-term impact on mortality and heart disease in diabetes, an observational study showed.

The adjusted mortality risk was similarly elevated by twofold whether coronary CT angiography showed mild stenosis of less than 50% or obstructive stenosis of 50% or more (hazard ratios 2.0 and 2.1, P=0.003 and P<0.001, respectively), Philipp Blanke, MD, of the University of British Columbia and St....

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